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Guilt Free Cilantro Lime Chicken

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: grill
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This 30 minute Cilantro Lime Chicken is a healthy & easy weeknight dinner solution!


Ingredients

Scale
  • juice of 2 large limes
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Instructions

  1. Pound chicken to 3/4 inch thickness.
  2. In a small bowl combine all ingredients but the chicken.
  3. Mix well and pour over chicken in a large dish or gallon plastic bag.
  4. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight.
  5. When ready to cook remove from marinade and grill over medium high heat for 6 minutes per side or until interior temperature reaches 165 degrees. Alternatively you can bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 25-30 minutes or broil 4 inches from element for 5-6 minutes per side.
  6. Serve with pico de gallo and chopped avocado if desired.

Notes

  • fresh squeezed lime juice is best but bottled can be used in a pinch
  • always check the chicken temperature is cooked to 165°F to ensure it is done
  • don’t marinate longer than 2 hours or acid in the lime juice will start to “cook” the chicken

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